Another P17 million tender scandal?

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by AUBREY LUTE
Thursday, 14 January 2010 00:00

Six employees interdicted over suspected irregular tenders
Six employees of the Kweneng District Council (KDC) have been interdicted over allegations of corruption involving public funds estimated at P17 million. It is understood that the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is investigating the case.

According to information passed to The Gazette four of the suspended employees are from the Department of Education under the local authority; one is from the Supplies Department and the sixth is from the Finance Department.
“The allegations centre on the procurement of goods such as stationary and food. The DCEC camped at the CDC for most December and we understand they are still investigating the case,” said a source.

It is alleged that the officials ordered books and other stationery for government schools even when it was not necessary. “It was like creating a vacancy that was not needed just so that you could employ someone,” said our source. “Piles of books are suspected to be in [continue reading]

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